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📒The Run Of His Life ✍ Jeffrey Toobin
✏The Run of His Life Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of “the trial of the century.” Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life. Praise for The Run of His Life “This is the book to read.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world’s attention.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.”—Entertainment Weekly “A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.”—USA Today “Engrossing . . . Toobin’s insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.”—People (one of the top ten books of the year)
📒The Run Of His Life ✍ Jeffery Toobin
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📒A Big Elephant Has Been Killed ✍ Yaw Agyeman
✏A Big Elephant Has Been Killed Book Summary : A Big Elephant Has Been Killed is a deeply moving and gripping narrative that interweaves stories of ordinary friendships and love's lost promises with a discussion of society and politics in contemporary Ghana. Although Ghana provides the setting, the novel foregrounds a range of issues relevant to Africa and the black Diaspora as a whole. Badly disillusioned from their years of youthful idealism, a group of friends clings with fleeting solace to their vision for their country through their discussions on poverty, pan-Africanism, underdevelopment, religious identity, social revolution and Africa's relationship with the West. But the challenges of their daily existence compel them to question the ethics and relevance of their idealism, and eventually lead to the desperate decision to steal from the "Big Elephant" in the penultimate gamble to empower themselves as agents of social transformation.
📒Cleo ✍ Doyle Johnson
✏Cleo Book Summary : After a homeless man witnesses a double homicide, he begins a run for his life with two valises that hold the secret to the murder. Cleo Hertzwitz has hit rock bottom. His worldly possessions consist of a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, a knife, and an old overcoat. Through no fault of his own, the former white-collar executive and family man is penniless, desperate, and clinging to the hope that one day he will find his way back home. After Cleo inadvertently witnesses a murder in a dark alley, he crawls from hiding and grabs two valises left next to the bodies of the dead men. Now on the run for his life, Cleo hops on a boxcar to escape, not realizing that someone witnessed him running from the murder scene. Now, the police have added Cleo to their list of suspects. Meanwhile, Cleo finds a job, a place to stay, and a new lifeall while keeping the valises a secret from everyone. Caught between two worlds and sought by both police and gangsters, Cleo is about to discover that he unwittingly holds the key to solving a double murder. In this chilling thriller, a homeless man must rely on the kindness of strangers and his gut instincts to outsmart those determined to stand in the way of his return to a peaceful existence.
📒The Suspense Thriller ✍ Charles Derry
✏The Suspense Thriller Book Summary : This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From a perspective sympathetic to popular culture, this study analyzes a large number of primarily American and European films by a variety of distinguished directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Chabrol, John Frankenheimer, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Costa-Gavras. Indispensable to anyone interested in understanding how suspense thrillers work and what they mean, this book provides insightful analysis of hundreds of memorable films, while at the same time working as a virtual how-to manual for anyone trying to write a Hitchcock-like thriller. The first section of the book is primarily theoretical. It offers a bibliographical survey and then explains why we so profoundly enjoy these suspenseful films of murder and intrigue. A chapter on “Thrills: or, How Objects and Empty Spaces Compete to Threaten Us” explores the psychological concept of the thrill and relates it to the psyche of the spectator. To what extent does the suspense thriller represent a symbolic and vicarious experience of danger? A chapter on “Suspense That Makes the Spectator Take a Breath” explores the crucial narrative concept of suspense and relates it to the psychological mechanisms of anxiety incited in the spectator. Why do we like to be scared? A final theoretical chapter offers a dynamic definition of the suspense thriller derived in part from Edgar Allan Poe and based primarily on content analysis. The second section of the book is more of an historical survey and devotes one chapter to each of the suspense thriller’s primary sub-genres. These chapters provide close readings of more than 150 major films and detailed analysis of the suspense thriller’s conventions, themes, and recurrent iconography. Sub-genres include The Postman Always Rings Twice, Body Heat, The Manchurian Candidate, The China Syndrome, Missing, The Passenger, Spellbound, Obsession, Marathon Man and Blue Velvet. A final chapter explores areas for further research and offers concluding insights.
📒Run For Life ✍ Roy M. Wallack
✏Run for Life Book Summary : Counsels running athletes on how to maintain active fitness throughout one's senior years, explaining the potential health benefits of running while making recommendations on everything from strength training and improving flexibility to fighting bone loss and preventing back pain. Original.
📒The Wrath Of Azrael ✍ Richard Frady
✏The Wrath of Azrael Book Summary : While on vacation to Florida's Gulf Coast, young lovers, Ryan Branan and Joy Robertson, witness a gruesome murder. They are unable to identify the killers, but did the killers identify them? Oblivious to the killers' schemes, Ryan and Joy return home, continue their education, get married and Ryan is shipped off to Vietnam. In a tragic twist of fate, on the same day Ryan is captured and incarcerated as a prisoner of war, his beloved Joy is brutally murdered. Years will pass before Ryan learns the truth about his wife's death, after surviving torture and deprivation at the hands of a foreign enemy and orchestrating a heroic escape. It will be the trials and revelations that await him on the home front that mold Ryan into a man bent on gaining justice for the woman he loved, and impassioned to extract that justice, even if it means doing it himself. The Wrath of Azrael is a fast-paced and heart-wrenching epic about love, honor, loyalty, and the depths and stamina of the human spirit.
📒The Fall Of The House Of Roosevelt ✍ Michael Janeway
✏The Fall of the House of Roosevelt Book Summary : In the 1930s a band of smart and able young men, some still in their twenties, helped Franklin D. Roosevelt transform an American nation in crisis. They were the junior officers of the New Deal. Thomas G. Corcoran, Benjamin V. Cohen, William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, and James Rowe helped FDR build the modern Democratic Party into a progressive coalition whose command over power and ideas during the next three decades seemed politically invincible. This is the first book about this group of Rooseveltians and their linkage to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and the Vietnam War debacle. Michael Janeway grew up inside this world. His father, Eliot Janeway, business editor of Time and a star writer for Fortune and Life magazines, was part of this circle, strategizing and practicing politics as well as reporting on these men. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of events and previously unavailable private letters and other documents, Janeway crafts a riveting account of the exercise of power during the New Deal and its aftermath. He shows how these men were at the nexus of reform impulses at the electoral level with reform thinking in the social sciences and the law and explains how this potent fusion helped build the contemporary American state. Since that time efforts to reinvent government by "brains trust" have largely failed in the U.S. In the last quarter of the twentieth century American politics ceased to function as a blend of broad coalition building and reform agenda setting, rooted in a consensus of belief in the efficacy of modern government. Can a progressive coalition of ideas and power come together again? The Fall of the House of Roosevelt makes such a prospect both alluring and daunting.
📒Life On The Run ✍ Bill Bradley
✏Life on the Run Book Summary : What readers first notice about Bill Bradley's exceptional book about his life as a pro-athlete, key basketball player for the New York Knicks, is his incredible candor. Bradley holds nothing back--giving us the straight story, describing in full detail the physical and emotional position on the court, to what was said and how it was said, to the somewhat surreal experience of seeing and experiencing the fans in their seats as they applaud or throw things. Bradley's on-court writing is as fast and direct and full of vigor as the game of basketball. The book conveys to us what it was really all about: how it felt to be him in the moment. And he succeeds. What is more striking perhaps is that Bradley balances this with his off-court writing: scenes of driving on the bus with the team through a grey downtown Cleveland as they make their way to the airport--industrial cities that have long ago burnt out, he tell us, the car wheels sucking on the wet pavement. Bradley brings life on the road as a pro-athlete to life. He writes with a directness that is fresh and unexpected. Reader's will enjoy this key-hole view into the life of a pro-athlete: they may laugh at some of what they see, be fascinated, and by turns, be horrified. Life on the Run was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 100 Sports Books.
📒George Grant And The Subversion Of Modernity ✍ Arthur Davis
✏George Grant and the Subversion of Modernity Book Summary : The focus of this book is the unknown George Grant, namely, the philosophic, religious, and artistic inspiration behind his well-known public postions.